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5 Reasons to See a Practitioner for EFT

Updated on April 11, 2012

Should you be going it alone?

There is a lot of “How To” information on the web about EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or Meridian Tapping). The method is explained in detail because it is a self help method and the founder, Gary Craig, was generously more concerned with getting this groundbreaking method out to as many people as possible than he was with getting wealthy from it. But it also is a tool available to practitioners who have achieved a deeper understanding and familiarity with it. Some are councilors and psychologists, but it is not necessary to have that training.

Someone who picks up EFT from the free material on various internet sites can immediately realize some benefits. I suspect most people that learn it that way will not appreciate the full value of it – we are that way with many things that we get for free. Many people dabble in it and never achieve a solid understanding of the incredible range and depth that is possible with this deceptively simple method.

1 Complexity of the problem

With relatively straightforward phobias – like fear of flying that comes from a single bad experience – the exaggerated response can be cleared in minutes using relatively little experience and depth of knowledge. You simply tune into the problem, tap a few rounds and experience the lasting benefits.

Other problems are more complex. In EFT language, they have more aspects. There are a variety of experiences that are behind that reaction and until several of them are cleared the progress will be minimal. Someone who does not have an experienced guide will tend to give up before enough aspects are cleared. They may decide this does not work. Working with an experienced practitioner the success rate for permanently clearing issues is between 85% and 95%.

2. Safety

There are places we just don’t want to go. Some memories are too painful to deal with without support. A good practitioner knows a variety of methods for making difficult and intense emotions safer to work with and for helping return a distraught client back to a more even emotional state and eventually to new wholeness. It may be necessary to break down the problem into tolerable chunks. Experienced practitioners understand reframing and other processes to aid the client in making progress.

3. Objectivity

We humans are notoriously good at kidding ourselves. We evade, we minimize, we sweep things under the rug. It often takes another person to bring objectivity to our analysis and get us in touch with our true feelings.

4. Focus and sustain

People who are new to tapping tend to quit too soon. The result is a more superficial healing. A practitioner can lead you to places you wouldn’t necessarily think to go without assistance and to keep the effort and focus for a longer period of time.

Allowing a practitioner to guide you can make the process much more effortless than thinking of aspects and the right phrases – essentially doing two jobs at once. The practitioner can also help keep you on track by providing external accountability.

5. The X factor

There is something inexplicable when two or more people are tapping together. Be it from the raised energy, some kind of Quantum transfer (although that work is used for all kinds of weird things) or the power of focused attention on the “Now”. However you explain it, something inexplicable happens.


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      Douglas Reid 6 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Thanks for the comment. EFT has really made some major changes for me - like being to enjoy public speaking.

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      Great Hub, I've been tapping for 50,000, I watch a EFT youtube video to guide me, I love tapping :-) voted up